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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15703ST Luxury Watch Review

Watchuwant is now WatchBox. Subscribe for the best luxury watch content! The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore has been a beast since day one, but the original monster machine didn't offer a time-only option until well into its second decade. In fact, the AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15703ST featured here didn't launch until 2010. But the Offshore Diver packs the goods to atone for lost time. Audemars Piguet preserved the classic size, profile, and styling trademarks of the Royal Oak Offshore when it designed the Diver. The classic Gerald Genta octagonal bezel and white gold bezel bolts are ready to dive. Likewise, Emmanual Gueit's exposed sealing gasket and 42mm case carry over from his legendary 1993 update of Genta's original. But the Royal Oak Offshore Diver adds new tricks to the Offshore's trade. An internal unidirectional dive bezel is immune from accidental displacement. The water resistance rating increases from 100m to 300m. This Offshore Diver is ready to rub shoulders with Rolex Submariners and Omega Seamaster Professionals... on the decks of the Andrea Doria. Finally, the famed "Diver" rubber strap with pin buckle - an accessory so coveted that ROO chronograph owners retrofitted it to their watches - comes as standard equipment. Not only does it fit a smaller wrist better than the Offshore's typical hornback alligator, but the delightful buckle is certain to be a revelation to those who've lamented the awkward Royal Oak Offshore single-hinge deployant clasp. Style is a highlight of the Offshore Diver 15703ST he clean dial of the Diver affords a rare view of an unbroken "mega tapisserie" waffle pattern. Although the signature dial style is featured on all Royal Oak Offshore models, only the Diver's clean face reveals enough of the intricate design to do it justice. Unmarred by chronograph registers and technical calibrations, the tapisserie's gorgeous geometry - still cut with a traditional vintage-style pantograph - can be appreciated in full. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15703ST presents in like-new condition, and it can be viewed with all factory accessories in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.